Beach water monitoring season has began, watch for advisories

LEONARDTOWN, MD  – From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Environmental Health Division of the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) monitors the water quality of public beaches in St. Mary’s County. Current water conditions for beaches monitored by SMCHD can be found at or by calling our Healthy Beach Hotline: 301-475-4330, ext. SWIM (7946).

Swimming in natural waters is never risk free. Beachgoers should stay informed of water quality advisories and practice healthy beach habits for a safe and healthy beach experience this summer. Information on conditions for beaches monitored across the state is available through the Maryland Healthy Beaches app for mobile devices, available for download via the App Store and Google Play.

Learn more about our Healthy Beach Program!

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